Placencia Marathon Was a Huge Success

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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The Water Station that was put together by the Chabil Mar Team

Chabil Mar was a proud sponsor of this year’s 3rd annual  End of the World Placencia Marathon.

For those who do not know, the End of the World Marathon is a 26.2 mile marathon that was first held in December 2012 to commemorate the end of the 13th Baktun in the Maya Long Count Calendar which was a significant time to the Maya people who believed that it was the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.

Because many people thought that the world would end on that day (December 21th 2012) and it didn’t, the organizers of the marathon decided to retain the name “The End of the World Marathon” in honor of the distinguished writer Aldous Huxley who wrote in 1934, “If the world had any ends, British Honduras (now Belize) would certainly be one of them.”

This year, the End of the World Marathon was held on December 7th 2014 and started at the football field in Placencia and passed through Seine Bight and Maya Beach and then returned and ended in Placencia Village.

2014 Althea Schable and Stephanie LopezAlthea Schable on the Left

Pictured above on the left is Althea Schable, Reservations Manager of Chabil Mar who completed the half marathon and who we want to offer our sincere congratulations! We also want to thank our team for putting together a terrific water station (see photo above).

Below we have compiled the results of the marathon by categories:

Marathon All

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Female Marathon
Male Marathon
Female Half Marathon – Althea is listed here in the 50-59 age group
Male Half Marathon
You might also want to check out an article on The Amandala Newspaper about the race: http://amandala.com.bz/news/belizeans-sweep-leon-obrien-placencia-marathon-2014-champion/
Next year, the End of the World Marathon is scheduled for December 6, 2015 and we hope to see you there.

“The Moveable Feast” – A Fantastic Belize Honeymoon Package for Newlyweds

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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The Caribbean nation of Belize is one of the most beautiful and romantic places to have a honeymoon vacation. There are many choices for hotels and luxury resorts in Belize. There is, however, one honeymoon package that stands out in offering couples amazing value and an unusual combination of amenities. This is The Moveable Feast package that has been created especially for honeymooners.

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Chabil Mar Beach Resort

What Makes Belize an Ideal Honeymoon Destination

There are many amazing places to choose for your honeymoon, but Belize is unique in several respects.

  • Convenient -It’s easy to get to this Central American nation from most places in the U.S. and Canada. Many major airports offer direct and economical flights to Belize.
  • Ideal Climate -Belize is a place where the temperature is comfortable throughout the year. Depending on where you are, you can expect temperatures to fluctuate between 70°F and 80°F during the day. You can count on being warm without getting uncomfortably hot or humid.
  • Incredible Scenery -Belize has some of the most breathtaking beaches and landscape of anywhere in the world. In addition to the pristine Caribbean beaches where you can swim or snorkel, there are rainforests and mountains where you can walk or go mountain biking horseback riding. The country is also famous for its diversity of wildlife, which includes many exotic birds such and marine life.
  • Economical -Compared to many popular honeymoon destinations, Belize is quite affordable and offers excellent value. It is not expensive to reach Belize and things like food and accommodations are also reasonable.

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Hatchet Caye Island Resort

Why The Moveable Feast is the Perfect Honeymoon Package

The Moveable Feast is a package that combines many of Belize’s most attractive qualities into one trip. Honeymooners will have access to the amenities of three different luxury resorts.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a resort located on a private nature reserve of 365 acres where you can enjoy the unique setting of a rainforest along with unmatchable service and accommodations. Some of the activities you will find here include horseback riding, trekking and canoeing on the beautiful Macal River.

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The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Hatchet Caye Island Resort is located on the Belize Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the best places in the Caribbean to see amazing marine life. This resort is on the border of a large marine reserve and provides the perfect place to go swimming, snorkeling or diving.

Chabil Mar Resort is a beachfront resort on the Placencia Peninsula, a quiet fishing village that gives you a feeling of what it’s like to live a traditional life in this Caribbean paradise.

The Moveable Feast is an all-inclusive package that includes three nights at The Lodge at Chaa Creek, three nights at Chabil Mar and two nights at Hatchet Caye Island Resort. The package includes:

  • All meals, transfers, in-country airfare, taxes and gratuities.
  • Couples massage at Chabil Mar.
  • Snorkeling gear, sea kayaks and paddle boats at Hatchet Caye.
  • Use of private golf carts.
  • Excursions to famous Mayan sites.
  • Visits to romantic, secluded islands.
  • Guided boating tours to cayes, reefs and diving spots.

The Moveable Feast in Belize offers couples the most comprehensive and romantic honeymoon package available in the Caribbean.

For more information about traveling to Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge{@}chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations{@}chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Southwest Airlines to Start Flying to Belize in October 2015

Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Yesterday Southwest Airlines announced via a press release that starting October 2015, it will begin nonstop service out of Houston’s Hobby airport to Belize.

According to the press release, the airline has filed applications to begin service to six new destinations, four in Mexico and two in Central America: Belize and Costa Rica.

See also: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Belize in 2015

“This is great news for the travel industry in Belize,” says Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia Belize who believes that this new service is expected to play a major role in driving ticket prices to Belize.

A release from the Belize Tourism Board calls it a “game-changer.”

For more information about traveling to Belize in 2015, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Trip Advisor Tweets Belize Blue Hole Photo

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Two days ago we wrote an article on the Belize Blue Hole making international headlines and this morning while reviewing tweets on Belize, we noticed that a respected authority in travel, Trip Advisor tweeted a photo of the Blue Hole to its 1.77 million Twitter followers. ( Yes to over 1 million people!)

“You will never guess what this place is called…The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize,” reads the Tweet which has been favorited 144 times.

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The great Blue Hole is a stunning jewel set in a ring of corals that measure 1000 feet across and 412 feet deep. It is believed to be the world’s largest blue hole and is a rich habitat for a variety of marine life like nurse sharks, reef sharks, black tip sharks and even giant groupers.

“This tweet signifies more publicity for Belize,” says Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar, a guest exclusive resort in Placencia which offers a 4 to 7 night’s scuba diving package that includes diving the Blue Hole.

“The package also includes exploring Glovers Reef, a world renowned atoll and a combination of jungle and Maya site tours,” adds France who recommends diving the blue hole this winter.

For more information about traveling to Belize or diving the great blue, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Belize Blue Hole: A Surreal Place You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014

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The great Blue Hole of Belize is once again making international headlines. This time it is  featured in a list of 12 surreal places around the world on The Huffington Post.

The article titled “Surreal Places You Won’t Believe Actually Exist” was written by The Active Times which aims to be the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, enligtening content for living the active, adventurous life.

“Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth? There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical landscape can achieve. We see gorgeous landscapes and picturesque views in even the most mundane of places. But to visualize the settings of some of our most vibrant dreams as a reality is seemingly impossible,” reads the introduction of the article.

The description of the blue hole states:

Near the center of Lighthouse Reef an eerie, large submarine sinkhole takes up over 300 meters of the ocean. Over time the ocean rose, and a cave was flooded creating this World Heritage Site which is also one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.

Speaking about the article, Larry France Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar said that the blue hole is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in Belize and he was pleased to see it on the list of 12 surreal places around the world.

Zhangye Danxia Geopark in China, Marble Caves in Crimea, Salar De Uyuni in Bolivia, and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand were among the natural wonders that were listed.

For more information about exploring or diving the blue hole , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.